Hello there this is my very first post but I really need some advice here.
I am using WIndows 7, I have Photoshop CS5.5 and am improving a bit in my digital illustration/coloring. I was experimenting with organization by using layer groups. When I did this and began to work on the colors, I noticed them behaving very poorly. For one thing, they always came out brighter than I intended. No matter how I tried to darken the colors, they always either fixed to a certain tint or just got brighter when I tried to darken them. I noticed them interacting with the colors on all of the other layers, even with layers outside of the group. So to get around that I tried erasing wherever colors overlapped. This did not help, it only removed the mixing of colors, I still have really bright colors on everything I paint. I did notice though that when outside of a layer group, all of the colors behaved normally! Yes I know I can just keep the colors out of the group folder to fix the problem, but I want to learn from this experience. Why do the colors misbehave within layer groups? Why do they respond with a transparent nature(for lack of a better term)? And is there a way around that?
I did check the opacity of everything and everything was at 100%. I did checkk the blending mode of the group and the individual layers, I had them all set to normal.
It sounds like your brush mode may have been changed to screen or brighten. It sould be set to normal to get your desired results.
I understand that you said all your layers and groups are set to normal. So I the above solution might help. If not, please attach some screenshots so we can understand more what's going on.
So in my blunder, I managed to overlook one thing and that was the actual group opacity!
So while everything was on normal as I suspected, and all the layers themselves were at 100% opacity, the folder, for some reason when created, had an opacity of 46%. I pushed it up to 100 and problem solved! I'm...I'm going to go crawl under a rock now in shame